Sandra Tsing-Loh is one of my favorite education commentators, because she’s a battle-tested L.A. public school mom and she tells it like it is. With humor. This weekend she had a great column in the Washington Post, posing as a letter to the next President. An excerpt:
Come January, when the election frenzy is over and it’s time to fix (again) our endlessly collapsing U.S. public education system, I can already see who’ll be sitting around that West Wing conference table helping you craft your policies (aka, calculate the flow of dollars): the usual passel of political appointees, lifer administrators, think-tank policy wonks bearing white papers funded by the Gates Foundation, rock-and-rolly inner-city charter school innovators and the “social entrepreneurs.” No actual public school parents like myself will have the remotest input.